Vancouver Wedding Blogs

JANUARY
03
2016
kristy

2015 was such a wonderful year. From elopements via helicopters in New Zealand, to barefoot "I do's" in Mexico, to over the top lavish ballroom weddings...it was non-stop beauty and beautiful moments. We did 40 weddings last year and on our last wedding on boxing day, I couldn't stop tearing up. Part might have been the pure exhaustion of our busy year...but it was mostly that I was filled with so much joy and appreciation that this was our job and how lucky we are. Being witness to such true love and beauty almost every weekend. Thank you to all our couple for choosing us to document their special day.

There are just too many wonderful moment and weddings to do a best of 2015...so in the spirit of New Year's countdowns, all next week I'm going to do 'Best of... locations/dresses/moments/decor/etc" countdowns! It should be fun, so make sure to stop by!!!

DECEMBER
07
2015
kristy

They say if you love your job, you never work a day in your life. This is so true for us. Proof is the fact that even on our days off, guess what do we do? Get together with our favourite wedding vendors and 'work' some more creating wedding inspiration!

The mastermind behind this shoot was Heather from Chandelier Weddings. She does the most beautiful organic, timeless and natural floral and decor, you must check her out. She found an amazing pure bread sheep farm in the valley, the perfect backdrop for our outdoor shoot. The natural hair and make-up by Katie Elwood and Aisle Hair was perfect for the look we were going for. And I couldn't get enough of the stunning stationary by Hello Maurelle.

Days like this, playing and creating beauty with talented creatives is totally my idea of a good time. Yep, I really do work everyday...but I'm not complaining about it one bit!

Design, decor & floral CHANDELIER WEDDING & EVENT DESIGN / Dress GOSSAMER VINTAGE / Veil THE BORROWED COLLECTION / Furniture SPRUCE VINTAGE RENTALS / Make-up KATIE ELWOOD / Hair AISLE HAIR / Cake & desserts MAURELLE CALLIGRAPHY & DESIGN / Model LIZBELL AGENCY / Venue BRAMBLEWOOD FARM

NOVEMBER
27
2015
kristy

Truevell's latest makers collaboration is with Canadian lingerie designer, Mary Young. This comfy, yet feminine line incorporates Truvelle lace and detailing. It launches today on the Truvelle website!

Model: Kristy Jacobsen Hair/Make-up: The Artistry Collective

OCTOBER
30
2015
kristy

I don’t even know where to start with this wedding and these two. It was such a special day and I’ve fallen in love with these two so much….mostly, because they have such a sweet and true love for each other. You will see pictures of a heart locket, I don’t know if they want me to share the story behind it, but let me just tell you, the story is the stuff they write romance novels and movies about. For real, it sends chills up your spine and makes you believe in true love.

The day was perfect and perfectly planned by Alicia Keats. In the morning the guys met for drinks and laughs at Hawksworth, as the girls got ready. Josh surprised Adela with a delivery of flowers. The ceremony was heartfelt with personal vows and roses given to their mothers. The portrait shoot was filled with lots of kisses, laughs and Zoolander looks. The reception started with a first dance, which was adorable to watch as Adela & Josh just laughed….you can see a theme, there was a lot of laughing at this wedding and the laughs did not stop here. From speeches to impromptu dance and song performances, we all got a good ab workout that day. And I can’t forget the delicious farm-style dinner by Savoury City. Food just tastes better when it’s past around and shared.

All in all, a perfect day.

Planning: Alicia Keats Hair & Make-up: All Dolled Up Catering: Savoury City Flowers: Celsia Venu: Museum of Anthropology

OCTOBER
12
2015
kristy

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends. The Fall has always been one of my favourite seasons. It's still sunny, but there is a slight chill in the air...just enough to make new layered outfits. Time slows down a little, time to reflect. And best of all...it's the beginning of holiday season! Time for parties with lots of yummy food and cocktails!

Here is a styled shoot produced by Erin from Sparkle media we did for Glitter Guide last year, inspired by all that is wonderful about Fall.

Styling: Taffetedesigns Rental: Bespokedecor Stationary: Love by Phoebe Flowers: Flower Factory Cake: Sweet Bake Shop Catering: Cioffis Meat market Models: Herwaisechoice & Erin Sousa

OCTOBER
05
2015
kristy

I've found one of the most beautiful and peaceful spots ever. It's not surprising it's on top of a mountain. I was so excited that Jessica and Phil wanted to do a helicopter engagement shoot and I think we were all awe struck by the beauty we discovered. It is a sunset I will never forget and I'm so happy I got to share and capture it with such a wonderful couple.

SEPTEMBER
21
2015
kristy

One of the best parts of my job is witnessing true love. I’m starting to consider myself quite the expert at identifying it and let me tell you, you can see in Stephanie and Glenn’s eyes every time they look at each other.

Their wedding planned by Count Down Events, was just as beautiful as their love. They had flowers galore, signature drinks, heartfelt speeches (they both have such wonderful families), scotch and cigar bar, yummy night treats, a live band and dancing all night. I loved how it was an elegant event, but still playful and completely unique with black draping and vibrant colours, it was like no wedding I’ve ever seen before.

Even though it rain…and I mean down poured on their wedding, it didn’t damping the day one bit. I’m just thankful Stephanie’s grandparents had such a nice covered courtyard to take pictures in…you can’t even tell it was raining can you?! That said, I was standing in the rain taking the pictures, so I must have looked like a soaked kitten….but we got the shots and that is all that’s important.

From the fairy tale worthy first look down the grand staircase, to dancing all night on that stunning custom dancefloor brought in from NY, Stephanie and Glenn’s wedding was one magical evening I don’t think anyone will ever forget.

Planning: Count Down Events Floral: Celsia Dress & Bridesmaids dress: Bisou Bridal Venue: Four Seasons Vancouver Hair: Chris Funk String Trio: Musical Occasions Décor Rentals: Upright Décor, Eclate Decor , Pedersen’s Rentals Photobooth: Collective You Videographer: Vincent & Theo Studios Band: Famous Players jewelry: Elsa Corsi http://www.jeweliette.com/

SEPTEMBER
16
2015
kristy

Today, I’m sharing one of my favourite weddings. Not just because it’s beautiful and in Bali and we got to shoot with elephants and in rice fields…but because it is Ken’s brothers wedding!

Dee met Astrid while he was in Indonesia for work and it was love at first sight...literally. It’s easy to see Astrid is drop dead gorgeous, but she is also the sweetest person ever. No really. She called MY mom on Mother’s day before I did! That’s just how thoughtful she is. I’m so lucky to call her a sister and Dee is even lucky now to call her his wife.

Their wedding was not only beautiful, with the impeccable styling of Joy Proctor behind the scenes and the Baliness country as it’s backdrop. But it was so much fun! Yep, that’s my 75 yr old mom on the dance floor the whole night having the time of her life. And the icing on the cake was everyone, I mean everyone, no matter their age, how fancy their dress was, if they were holding on to a chair for dear life or an amazing planner who we loved for finding us the perfect villa and worked so hard to bring our vision to life …everyone got thrown into the pool. And then it became a pretty fun pool party… which then you couldn’t get my mom out of the pool.

There is something special about all weddings, but I have to say without a doubt villa weddings are my favourite. You spend so much time planning a wedding and it only lasts one day. Instead, with villa weddings, you spend almost a week together with your closest friend and family. Giving so many more opportunities to make memories. And trust me, the cost is the same (or sometimes less) than if it was a local wedding. If you are debating what to do for your wedding, look into getting a villa in Europe or Asia, you will not regret it!

See the feature on Style Me Pretty Destination here: http://www.stylemepretty.com/destination-weddings/2015/09/16/romantic-elegant-bali-wedding

Planner: Opulence in Travel Stylist: Joy Proctor Florist: Gloriosa Bali Wedding Calligrapher: The Fozzy Book Dress: Truvelle
DJ: DJusteen Make-up: Indra Tanudarma Furniture Rentals: Bali Event Hire

SEPTEMBER
14
2015
kristy

If you love a chic downtown vibe, delicious drinks and are a bit of a foodie, then you are going to LOVE Klara and Nicolas wedding at Reflections in the Georgia hotel. I know they didn’t want the regular stuffy, boring wedding, and it took them some time for find the right place…and let me tell you the search was worth it. They had such a fun wedding, with good music, lots of mingling and the perfect amount of glam with the beautiful décor & flowers by CC & Jamie Roa.

There are so many great ideas at this wedding. One of my favourite personal touches was that all the food at the food stations had personal meaning to them from their travels. The best was the Jamón ibérico that Nicholas actually smuggled from their trip to Spain (shhh). I also loved the limited edition Beta 5 chocolate with their monograms on it designed by Love by Phoebe…because who doesn’t love Beta 5! Another fun idea, was in the morning all the groomsman went out for a foot massage! It's always such a more chilled out time for the guys in the morning. I'm always so amused when I look at Ken's photos and see just how different the bride & groom's morning was! I also loved their twist on the Polaroid guestbook, the giant Instagram "photobooth" and of course everyone loves a four-legged ring bearer.

After all the food and pretty funny speeches, Nicholas definitely got roasted, everyone headed to Prohibition where they had the whole club to themselves! I would have loved to got pictures, but by that time I was home prepping for my next wedding…but I’m guessing it was a pretty crazy time.

Excited to see this wedding in Weddingbells latest issue and on their blog:
http://www.weddingbells.ca/real-weddings/an-elegant-rooftop-wedding-in-vancouver/

Hair/Make-up: Sonia Leal-Serafim Planner: Keepsakeevents Decor/Flowers: CC Roa Floral and Event Design Invites/Monogram: Love by Phoebe Calligraphy signs: Hello Maurelle Calligraphy Cake: Anna Elizabeth cakes

SEPTEMBER
02
2015
kristy

We are delighted that Wedluxe magazine featured our recent shoot: The Alchemist http://wedluxe.com/the-alchemist/. This book was one of my favourite books growing up. Here are a couple of my favourite quotes from it:

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

We had an amazing team for this shoot lead by the talented Soha of CountDown Events.

Hair & Make-up: http://www.nadiaalbano.com, Dress: Bisou Bridal and Cache Courture Alterlier Decor Design: Upright Decor Rentals & Event Design Jewellery: Elsa Corsi from Jeweliette Jewellery Cake: Anna Elizabeth Cakes Flowers: Granville Island Florist Stationery: The Ferris Wheel Press Mini Cake: Soirette Wall Decal: Anewall Studio Peter Wilds Design Video: Life Studios Additional Decor Rentals: The Cross Decor & Design Atkinson of Vancouver

http://wedluxe.com/the-alchemist

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